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Regulation 44 Visits: Summary Report - Report of Head of Children's Social Care


The Panel considered the monthly update on Regulation 44 visits and outstanding responsive repairs (for copy of report see file of minutes). It was agreed that the in-house Commissioning model seems to be working well.  Continuous reviews will take place to ensure there remains independence.  The Senior Commissioning Manager will present an update on the Regulation 44 process to the next meeting, as the new regime has been in place for a year.


Members suggested that it would be useful for managers’ comments to include reference to the actions identified by the inspectors.


The Panel requested further information with regard to the regulation framework required by the Scottish providers.  The Commissioning team have agreed to provide an update at the next meeting to coincide with the annual Regulation 44 update.


With regard to repairs, members requested that, where repairs are outstanding for more than one month, that these be highlighted in the report.


The Strategic Manager for Looked After and Permanence agreed to pick up an issue with regard to wheelchair finger guards.




That the report be received.



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